Found August 07, 2012 on
            Looking at the 2011 stats, the conclusion from the seasons that then Tampa Bay OF Johnny Damon, Oakland’s Hideki Matsui and Baltimore’s Vladimir Guerrero had were that they could all still play. None of the three showed a sign they were finished. Yet, no team had any interest in even bringing either of the three to spring training in 2012.       Damon hit .261, 16, 73 in 155 games with Tampa Bay last season. To me, those numbers hardly prove he is finished as a player. Yet, he was not worthy of a contract offer until he was signed by the Cleveland Indians. His .222, 4, 19 line in 207 ABs got him DFA’d by the Indians, but I think he would be a valuable pick-up for an AL playoff contending team. Obviously the Indians have fallen from contention, but teams like Oakland, Baltimore and even the Yankees could benefit from adding Damon. At age 38, he may have the most to offer of the three at this point.     Matsui, however, was on a decline when he played for Oakland last...

Jose Lopez Designated for Assignment

Following the likes of Johnny Damon and Derek Lowe, veteran infielder — and one-time clean-up hitter — Jose Lopez has been designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians. Lopez was hitting .249 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 28 runs batted in during 66 games with the Indians. He was designated for assignment earlier in the season, but cleared waivers and was later assigned...
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